The Piranha Jumps at Brunch
The Piranha Jumps at Brunch
The Piranha Jumps at Brunch
Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4th and up Calypso Blue is no orphan, but she might as well be. When she finds herself on a lush tropical island with two pesky adults who insist they're her parents, she knows they're lying. For one thing, they (and their five children) have brown hair; Calypso has blond. For another, her real parents would never make her comb her hair. Or demand she dig a latrine. Sure, they all wear the same glasses as Calypso--glasses so thick and geeky they might as well be safety goggles--but that does NOT mean they're related. It means nothing at all. Obviously, Calypso’s best option is to run away and join a family of parakeets. Or orangutans. Heck, even a den of spitting adders might be nice. But then, Calypso finds a filmstrip where a shadowy man in a hat claims she chose to come to the Island. She answered a want ad--an ad she can’t remember, but that promised constant danger, feelings of utter abandonment, and perhaps … treasure.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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In this book, the main character, Calypso Blue, is stuck on an island along with her whole family. When the book begins, they are living in a shack, trying to survive in a jungle with no recollection of where they are and what they are supposed to be doing. In this realistic fantasy book, there is a lot of adventure, mystery, and a touch of magic as the Blue family

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